Final Fantasy XIV News

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Final Fantasy XIV - 1 month ago

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.4 launches September 18

Square Enix has announced that Patch 4.4 of Final Fantasy XIV will launch on September 18, 2018. Titled Prelude in Violet, it will continue the main questline and challenge players with the final chapter in the Omega raid series...

Final Fantasy XIV - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV surpasses 14 million total players as the game celebrates its 5th anniversary

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed 14 million total players worldwide as it celebrates its 5th anniversary since its relaunch in 2013. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida has shared a message in response to this w...

Final Fantasy XIV - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV Companion App finally available

Square Enix has finally launched the Final Fantasy XIV Companion App for iOS and Android worldwide via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store respectively. It is available in English, French, German and Japanese and will require at le...


Final Fantasy XIV - 2 months ago

Naoki Yoshida shares message ahead of A Realm Reborn's 5th anniversary

Ahead of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's 5th anniversary, producer/director Naoki Yoshida has shared a message via the Final Fantasy XIV 5th anniversary website. You can check it out below. It's been five years since...

Final Fantasy XIV - 3 months ago

Monster Hunter: World's Rathalos arrives in Final Fantasy XIV on August 7

Square Enix has announced that the “King of the Skies,” Rathalos, from Capcom's Monster Hunter: World will arrive in Final Fantasy XIV on August 7, 2018. This event will launch alongside Patch 4.36, and will of course feature numerou...

Final Fantasy XIV - 3 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV's Behemoth arrives in Monster Hunter: World on August 1

Capcom has announced that Final Fantasy XIV's Behemoth update will be released for Monster Hunter: World on August 1 (5PM PT) / August 2 (1AM BST). This free update will be available worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. ...

Final Fantasy XIV - 4 months ago

Former SOE president reveals likely reason FFXIV won't release on Xbox One or Switch

Ever since Final Fantasy XIV re-launched in 2013, the Final Fantasy XIV team led by producer/director Naoki Yoshida have always wanted to release their game on other consoles, beginning with Xbox 360, Xbox One and most recently Nintendo Switch. Back then, it was actually Microsoft's fault it was not available on...

Final Fantasy XIV - 4 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV Companion App launches in late July

Square Enix has announced that the long in-development Final Fantasy XIV Companion App will launch on iOS and Android in late July 2018. The Companion App will allow you to chat with other players, check out the market board and buy/sell items. Those who pay 500 Yen for the Premium Plan will...

Final Fantasy XIV - 4 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter: World collaboration event revealed

The Final Fantasy series for the first time in years has almost nothing going on at E3 this year, but a collaboration event between Final Fantasy XIV and Capcom's Monster Hunter: World was announced however. Announced during Square Enix's E3 2018 Showcase, the “King of the Skies,” Rathalos, from Monster Hunter:...


Final Fantasy XIV - 5 months ago

Yoshida and Keita Amemiya discuss the monsters in Final Fantasy XIV's Ivalice content

In a video interview with IGN, Final Fantasy XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida and guest creator Keita Amemiya discuss the monsters in Final Fantasy XIV's Ivalice content. Amemiya discusses the challenges of balancing what parts to keep and add in the monsters and how he hopes Yoshida and the Final Fantasy XIV...

Final Fantasy XIV - 5 months ago

Yoshida and Matsuno discuss Ivalice in FFXIV and their admiration of each others games

In a video interview with IGN, Final Fantasy XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida and guest creator Yasumi Matsuno discuss Ivalice in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 and their admiration of each other and each other's games. Matsuno also discusses how working on this project was different to others and...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 5 months ago

Check out Mobius Final Fantasy's newest playable character, Y'shtola

The latest Ultimate Hero has arrived in the global version of Mobius Final Fantasy and it's none other than Final Fantasy XIV's Y'shtola. She is of course a Mage and if you're lucky enough to summon her you will be able to use her everywhere in the game. She joins Lightning,...


Final Fantasy XIV - 5 months ago

Minagawa, Matsuno and Suzuki discuss the graphical evolution of Ivalice

In the second part of IGN's video interview series with some of the creators of the Ivalice content in Final Fantasy XIV, art director Hiroshi Minagawa, guest creator Yasumi Matsuno and art team lead Takeo Suzuki discuss the graphical evolution of Ivalice. From Final Fantasy Tactics to Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy...

Final Fantasy XIV - 5 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.3 releases May 22

Square Enix has announced that Patch 4.3 will be released for Final Fantasy XIV on May 22, 2018. Titled 'Under the Moonlight', it will bring the following. New Main Scenario Quests – The Stormblood storyline continues in the far-eastern land of Doma. New Sidequests New 24-man Alliance Raid – The second chapter of the...

Final Fantasy XIV - 6 months ago

Matsuno and Minagawa discuss why Ivalice came to Final Fantasy XIV

Yasumi Matsuno, the creator of Ivalice, the world that appeared in his games made during his time at Square in Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and Final Fantasy XII has discussed in an interview with IGN why the world he made 20 years ago was brought...


Mobius Final Fantasy - 6 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV's Y'shtola comes to Mobius Final Fantasy as a playable character

Square Enix has announced the Final Fantasy XIV collaboration event is coming to the global version of Mobius Final Fantasy today. The biggest addition is the arrival of Y'shtola as an Ultimate Hero. If you're lucky enough to summon her you will be able to play as her. She is a...

Final Fantasy XIV - 6 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV Companion finally announced for iOS and Android

Square Enix has finally announced Final Fantasy XIV Companion, a new app for the game that will be available on iOS and Android. It was previously revealed that a new Final Fantasy XIV mobile app was planned a couple of years ago but now it has been finally announced. This app will...

Final Fantasy XIV - 7 months ago

Square Enix reveals Final Fantasy XIV Online GO as another April Fool's joke

Square Enix can't get enough of April Fool's Day 2018 so they have now done another joke. This one is Final Fantasy XIV Online GO. This brings the game's gathering system to the real world on your mobile device. Square Enix asks that players do not sue them at the end of...